Strange epodoc-Number for AU-Documents

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Strange epodoc-Number for AU-Documents

Post by Skribinto » Fri Dec 08, 2023 3:43 pm


When I use the number retrievel service, I get an epodoc number that I cannot use for further searches in OPS:

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 {'Date': 'Tue, 05 Dec 2023 16:17:10 GMT', 'Content-Type': 'application/json;charset=utf-8', 'Content-Length': '606', 'Connection': 'keep-alive', 'Server': 'Apache', 'X-Throttling-Control': 'busy (images=green:100, inpadoc=green:45, other=green:1000, retrieval=green:100, search=green:15)', 'Vary': 'Accept', 'X-Elapsed-Time': '33', 'Strict-Transport-Security': 'max-age=31536000; includeSubDomains', 'X-API': 'ops-v3.2', 'X-IndividualQuotaPerHour-Used': '63384', 'X-RegisteredQuotaPerWeek-Used': '739082', 'X-EPO-Client-IP': '', 'X-EPO-Forwarded': '[]', 'Access-Control-Allow-Methods': 'POST', 'Access-Control-Allow-Origin': '*', 'Access-Control-Allow-Headers': 'Authorization'} 

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{"ops:world-patent-data":{"@xmlns":{"ops":"","$":"","xlink":""},"ops:meta":[{"@name":"status","@value":"pBRE015 pBRE027"},{"@name":"version","@value":"11.07.65"}],"ops:standardization":{"@inputFormat":"original","@outputFormat":"epodoc","ops:input":{"ops:publication-reference":{"document-id":{"@document-id-type":"original","country":{"$":"AU"},"doc-number":{"$":"2020203843"}}}},"ops:output":{"ops:publication-reference":{"document-id":{"@document-id-type":"epodoc","doc-number":{"$":"AUNOFORMAT2020203843"},"kind":{"$":"A0"}}}}}}}
Apparently the epodoc-number ist

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, but I only get resonable results with the original-number

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. How can I check, if the answers of the number-service is correct?

Thank you in advance

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Re: Strange epodoc-Number for AU-Documents

Post by EPO / OPS Support » Wed Jan 03, 2024 11:55 am


I suspect this is because your number is incomplete; its missing a kind code and the date:

The correct URL is


Same works for epodoc format.


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